Elche Policia Nacional dismantle sex trafficking network

Elche Policia Nacional dismantle sex trafficking network
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SEX trafficking network dismantled by Elche Policia Nacional thanks to the help of one brave victim

Policia Nacional in Elche have dismantled a sex trafficking organisation based in Elche and arrested four suspects as part of their operation ‘Virgencita’, thanks in no small part to a brave Nicaraguan woman who came forward and reported the sexual exploitation.

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The victim, part of a wide-ranging operation to exploit desperate young women from Central and South America, was lured to Spain with the promise of “a better life”. She fled Nicaragua for Alicante in August 2018 amidst a political and economic crisis in her country.

According to La Vanguardia, the young woman told police she was immediately put to work as a prostitute to pay off the ‘debt’ for her airline ticket, and she was repeatedly threatened that she would be returned home and that her family would be harmed. Once the victim reached out to officials, they were armed with evidence “to respond to the ethical imperative of fighting any form of human trafficking”, according to the General Directorate of Police.


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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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